John "Skip" Hudak

Died: December 9, 2020
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John “Skip” Hudak,

John went to our Lord on December 9, 2020. He was the loving son of John and Veronica Hudak, both deceased, born March 19, 1947. John was a longtime Holy Name member at St. Albert the Great Parish in North Royalton. John leaves his siblings Donna Hvizdos (Mike), William Hudak (Cecilia), Mary Lou Maletta (Jim), and Katie Hudak (Miguel). As well as Good friend Larry Penosa (and Family) Carl and Chris Krysiak. Cousin and friend to many. John was an amateur director of films, a hobbyist of Astrology and a longtime member of Cleveland Uffology group. His forte was telling jokes to the many friends and relatives he encountered. John will be greatly missed. The family wishes to thank the many care givers especially from Compassus Hospice and those who took care of him for many years as a resident of The Heights Nursing Home in Broadview Heights. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St Bridget of Kildare Parish 5620 Hauserman Rd, Parma, OH Monday at 11 AM. In Lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the National Alliance on Mental Illness www.nami.org and Compassus hospice 10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 400 Brentwood, TN 3702.

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Date: Monday, December 14, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

St. Bridget of Kildare



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Donna Hvizdos posted on 3/19/21

Happy Birthday Skip! We know that you're enjoying KFC & all the cake, ice cream & whipped cream that you love! Have you met Elvis yet? Maybe he even sang Happy Birthday to you along with the rest of our family & friends! Can you believe that they're talking about going to Mars now. I can just hear the conversations that you & Mr. Neff are having about this!!! There's a new movie coming out. "Godzilla vs Kong".Bet you & Fr. Tesek and Fr. Rob would love to see that one. We love and miss you bunches! It's not the same without you here! Come visit! Later Gator Donna and Mike


celeste and danny posted on 12/15/20

Okay, so many night on top of that chicken coop searching the skies, and then you never took me up on that first date? Decent, honest caring, humble....and oh, the jokes!!!!!!!! Travel well.


Sue (Bell) Blum posted on 12/13/20

Skip, you left us with great memories. You will be missed.


Mary Lou Maletta posted on 12/12/20

My favorite movie made by Skip will always be "Star Bores" starring our cylinder vacuum cleaner as R2D2! I can't remember the name of the movie about flying saucers, but I remember throwing a hubcap up in the air so that he could film it to represent an alien invasion. What an imagination...


Nancy Gobble posted on 12/12/20

In memory of John "Skip" Hudak, Nancy Gobble lit a candle


Nancy Gibble posted on 12/12/20

As a friend of Larry Penosa and Chris and Carl Krysiak, we had the pleasure of meeting John at a couple picnics at the Krysiak’s. He was good joke teller and fascinating person talk to. God bless you John for all the laughter and love you gave. Jerry & Nancy Gobble


Thomas Bell posted on 12/12/20

I'm so sorry for your loss. Skip was a true treasure, and I feel blessed to have known him the way I did.


Thomas Bell posted on 12/12/20

I remember Skip being stuck with the chore of "babysitting" both my brother and I many times as our families visited over the holidays. I am proud to know how profoundly (and sarcastically) he shaped the man I am today! For example, there is the story of the unpublished comic stories he wrote, drew, and collected, to read over and over again to Greg and I. These have been seen by few, and I count myself among the extremely lucky to have held them in my hands as a young boy! Based on your 1950s sci-fi and twilight zone type material, he was a master at story-telling, and excelled enough to really inspire me to draw at an early age! I've become aware that not many have seen this blue 3-ring binder filled with these comic pages. This is a hidden treasure, possibly placed secretly by him, for someone to find some day... as he laughs while you all look for it!! Now, that's a memory for me...


Marty Valasek posted on 12/12/20

John: “I’m dying.” Marty: You are? So am I. John: “I’m going to live to be 107 years old; live a long, healthy life (mantra continues)……” Marty: “You want to live to 107? That’s an awful long time. Are you sure?” John: “Well, I think I do.” “It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” Marty: “So you don’t care about dying?” John: “Well, you know what the atheist said to God upon meeting Him after the atheist died…’Well I’ll be damned.’” And so it went. John loved talking about God, UFOs, science, flying or whatever came up. He was interesting, good-nature d, insightful, witty and a good friend. I will miss him terribly. I can just hear him saying, “Why do shoemakers go to heaven? Because they have good soles!”


Katie Hudak posted on 12/12/20

Does anyone else remember the infamous rock movie Skip made? It had a tinfoil blob at first which he edited out! Then all it was was a bunch of rocks on a card table, and he moved the camera back and forth for 15 minutes! It was one of the most hysterical things I've ever seen in my life. Katie


Chris and Carl Krysiak posted on 12/12/20

The posted picture really captures his "Happy Go Lucky" spirit. We are so sad to hear of John's passing. We will truly miss him and his genuine friendship ♥


Larry Penosa posted on 12/12/20

Good Buddies for many years. I will really miss you John. Love you buddy Larry Penosa


Mary Lou Maletta posted on 12/12/20

Wishing you peace Skippy as you continue your journey to reconnect with loved ones.


Mel Shwetz posted on 12/11/20

I am so sorry to learn of Skip's passing. He will be missed. He had a mischief smile, he was quick with the jokes and loved vanilla and whipped cream. Most people enjoy pie with whipped cream, Skip would have mounds of whipped cream with a small slice of pie. He brought out the best in humanity, he had a smile for everyone and everyone greeted him. He will be missed.


Katie & Miguel posted on 12/11/20

Much peace my brother